Biography of William Larabee
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Larabee, William, moved from Weathersfield, Windsor county, Vt., in 1806, where his son George was born in October, 1800. The latter married Celina Birch, of Berkshire, about 1823, and their children were as follows: Harding IL, born in 1828; Viola, born in 1831; Asa, born in 1833; Thirsa, born in 1835; Edson B., born in 1839; Paulina, born in 1841; and M. Merritt B., born in 1843. He married, second, Cynthia Stevens about 1848, by whom he had one child, S. Celina, born in 1846. Edson B. Larabee married, January 2, 1866, Susan B., daughter of Phillip Shufelt, by whom he had two children, viz.: Emma, born in June, 1868, who married Ralph Clark in 1886, and Grace, born in November, 1869. In 1862 Edson B. enlisted as a private in Company I, Tenth Vermont Infantry, and at his first battle - Locust Grove - in 1863 he was wounded and conveyed to the Mansion House Hospital in Virginia, where he remained for five months. He participated in the following battles: The Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Ann, Gaines's Mills, Cold Harbor, Bermuda Hundred, Monocasy, Charleston, Smithfield, Winchester, Flint Hill, Cedar Run, and the Beige of Petersburg. In the fall of 1864 he was promoted to sergeant, and on June 26, 1865, received an honorable discharge; He is now a member of Pixley Post, No. 102, G. A. R., of Enosburgh Falls, Vt. He is selectman of the town, and both he and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church of Berkshire.

From:
History of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties Vermont
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y.
1891


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